|Location||340 King Street East, Bowmanville, Ontario, CAN|
|Land area||42 acres (17 ha)|
|Number of animals||300|
Bowmanville Zoo is a zoo in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest suppliers of animals for Hollywood movies and television programs. It is Canada's oldest private zoo; founded in 1919, it now hosts over 300 animals. The zoo allows children to ride on the back of an elephant or a camel. The zoo now has a trolley car that visitors can ride through the lion exhibit.
Allegations of animal abuse, especially that of old elephants, have bought disrepute to this organisation.
Some of the animal talent include or have included:
- Baghera, the black jaguar from Peter Benchley's Amazon
- a bevy of camels from The 13th Warrior starring Antonio Banderas
- Ron and Julie, siblings hybrid Bengal/Siberian tiger starring in the Discovery Channel/Animal Planet documentary, Living with Tigers
- Caesar, the lion from The Ghost and the Darkness
- Billy, the white Bengal tiger from the TV series Animorphs
- the late Bongo, the lion from the movies The Ghost and the Darkness & George of the Jungle and from the TV series Animorphs
- Maggie the Macaque, known for her Stanley Cup Playoffs predictions
- Jonas, the Bengal tiger from the film adaptation of Life of Pi
The zoo once had 7 elephants with a mix of African and Asian.
Limba was the lone Asian elephant at the zoo, arrived in 1989 and was euthanized in late 2013 at the age of 50 after falling ill. The pachyderm was well known for appearing in Bowmanville's annual Santa Claus Parade and several movies.  With the her death the only zoo in Ontario with elephants is African Lion Safari.
The zoo participates in breeding programs for endangered species, and also accepts retired circus animals.
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- "Bowmanville zoo tiger who starred in Life of Pi remembered fondly". Metro, 26 February 2013.
- "Limba the elephant euthanized at Bowmanville Zoo". CBC News. December 3, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- O'Connor, Kevin. "Stolen Bowmanville Zoo animals found safe". Toronto Sun, 22 June 2010.
- McCready, Lindsay. "Bowmanville Zoo at the fair". Moose Jaw Times, 20 June 2013.
- U.S. group opposes planned move of circus elephant to Bowmanville Zoo. the Canadian Press, 26 February 2013.
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